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CLEMENT, BOB, Democratic Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $18,307.94

Average cost per trip - $2,034.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 322 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Amtrak
Dates - December 19, 2001 - December 20, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Rail inspection trip
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,095.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,165.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - February 22, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Flagstaff, AZ

Purpose - Association of American Railroads Legislative Conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,641.36
Lodging Cost - $656.00
Meal Cost - $114.78
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,412.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied. Other costs are for car rental. 7/5 date at personal expense

Travel Cost - $921.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $2,421.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Recording Industry Association of America
Dates - April 26, 2001 - April 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Informational trip
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,350.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,750.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Amtrak
Dates - October 18, 2001 - October 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Congressional travel to visit Ground Zero
Notes -

Travel Cost - $269.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $269.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Amtrak
Dates - July 13, 2001 - July 13, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Rail inspection trip
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost - $286.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $286.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied. Other costs are for transportation to airport

Travel Cost - $2,065.50
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $430.00
Other Cost - $125.00
Total Cost - $3,370.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 10, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Mary Clement accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $475.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $475.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Legislative Conference
Notes - spouse Mary Clement -- 10 days at personal expense-- other includes rental car

Travel Cost - $1,062.00
Lodging Cost - $1,140.00
Meal Cost - $830.00
Other Cost - $126.80
Total Cost - $3,158.80

Additional family members - Yes

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

  • 07.23.15

    Sweet Briar Returns

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  • 07.07.15

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    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    Minorities and Special Ed

    For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.